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Jailbreakme Brings iPad 2 & iPhone 4 Jailbreak Online

Jailbreaking has been pushed to a new level thanks to Jailbreakme which, its authors reckon, is the easiest way to free your iDevice, as you don't need to download or even install anything, and it now embraces the iPad 2.

The whole operation is done online and, according to the website, is "safe and completely reversible" through a restore via iTunes (ed: always do a backup before Jailbreaking). Simply log on to Jailbreakme.com via your iPad 2 or your iPhone 4 via your Safari browser and follow the instructions on the screen.

You should then be able to use Cydia to fully customise your devices using the themes and the huge number of tweaks on offer, all without the need for a computer (Steve Jobs would be proud!). Comex teamed up with Grant Paul (aka chpwn) and Jay Freeman (aka saurik) to bring that latest update which supports iOS 4.3.3 amongst others.

Arguably no one from the Jailbreakme team would encourage piracy that may result from Jailbreaking one's device, and Comex does highlight the fact that Jailbreakme doesn't necessarily make it riskier for their users.

Both iPad versions, the iPhone 3GS, the iPhone 4 (GSM and CDMA), the iPod Touch 3G and 4G are all compatible with Jailbreakme. Users can read more details about the online service and report any issues on the dev team blog here.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.